I recently went to Dallas not for the first time, but the first time to be there and enjoy. I had some scheduled appointments, time with a great friend and also to teach a class at the Allen, Tx Juice Bar which is right outside of Dallas.
Prior to the class I got to meet with my cousin, his wife and new baby who I had not seen in a while. The class was next door and we had about 20 people in attendance. It was a great turn out for my first class there and the first class they had offered in their location.
I spoke on weight loss and gut health, two major topics. Both require a lot of guidance and both are a huge problem all around. I gain so much during my talks from the Q and A portion. I think it is almost more important than what I am saying. It is the time the audience asks what they want to know. I get an insight on what the "real world" is going through, not what I hear from my bubble or the articles I read.
In the last year, I always get asked about Keto, and intermittent Fasting. Both are currently trends but done right are amazing. I will not go into details on this post of each, but I will say that neither are ones to just hop into. Teaching a class I do not know, know the person asking the question. I can only answer generally and from my area of expertise. What I will say in this post about each is that if your only goal for either is to lose weight, do not do it. You will wreck your hormones and gain the weight back. We have to remain nutrient strong.
I also got to connect with a friend I met in 2012 after she reached out to me about my business. She is also a holistic practitioner and we have followed each other on social every since. I am grateful for her support.
The rest of the visit was about relaxing and recharging. I was taken to The King Spa and sweat in various sauna/salt rooms. Each room was more hot than the last. Each room was also full of amazing Amethyst crystals. It was nice to detox, relax and recharge.
I plan on visiting Dallas more, doing more talks and getting outside my bubble.